• Fashion

    Settling into Style

    I think I have just discovered my ultimate perfect outfit: a swingy skirt in a good pattern, a simple top (preferably button up or really stretchy, because… nursing mom, you guys…), a belt (I’m addicted to belts, you might have noticed), and a simple piece of jewelry OR a scarf. And, of course, good shoes. But that’s a given. And the proportions have to be right– I hemmed this skirt up to the knee yesterday because it was just a few inches too long for my liking, and realized this length is definitely more flattering on me. So now I have a pile of skirts and dresses waiting to be…

  • Book Reviews,  Fashion,  Pregnancy

    Movie Review: Jane Eyre 2011

    ¬†Before I delve into the review, let me give you a little background story. Jane Eyre has been my absolute favorite book since I was eight years old. I first read the Young Readers Digest condensed version in a green volume at my grandma’s house, where its pages were stuffed between Captain Horatio Hornblower, My Friend Flicka, and Alone. (None of which I have ever read.) I remember being instantly drawn in to the book; I remember Edward Rochester as the first and only book crush I have ever had (he is the ONLY fictional Edward worth loving in today’s culture, if I may say); I remember wanting to be…

  • Fashion,  Pregnancy

    Not Your Grandma’s Dress

    Guys, it happened. I have finally broken down and decided to keep one of the dresses from my shop, and it’s all Gee’s fault. You see, I have had this dress for ages, and I rarely wear it. But the fabric feels so nice, and the pattern and colors are gorgeous so I hung onto it for EVER ¬†until I finally decided… I never wore it, I’d put it in the shop. But then today, as I was trying to decide what to wear, Gee posted a picture on Instagram wearing THIS DRESS. So I put mine on to show her we had the same vintage dress, and fell in…

  • Fashion

    Giving Thanks

    This was my Thanksgiving outfit. I am thankful for twirly skirts, a certain dashing man, and the fact that I’m going to be a married woman in eleven days and I have yet to lose my mind. Although there have been a few emotional breakdowns. But seriously, you guys… I’m going to be married in a week and five days. That is… insane. And exciting. And scary (responsibilities¬†like never before! But the thought of being married to Mr. Owl forever isn’t scary. Just thought I’d clarify). And sometimes overwhelming. And ultimately amazing. And this was the part of the shoot where I tried to strike a model pose and ended…